Governor Scott Increases Funding for PACE Center for Girls by $2.1 Million

On July 27, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

~ Also Highlights Additional Funding for DJJ ~ WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted a total of $84.9 million for prevention programs under the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, including an additional $2.1 million in the ‘KEEP FLORIDA WORKING’ budget for the PACE Center for Girls. Governor Rick Scott said, “Thanks […]

Gov. Scott Honors 98 Veterans with Governor’s Veterans Service Award in Miami

On July 27, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

Miami, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott awarded 98 Florida Veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award for their service to Florida and the nation. Governor Scott, “The United States has the best military in the history of the world, and Florida is home to many brave veterans who fought to protect our freedom. As a […]

Gov. Rick Scott: More Than 44,000 Persons with Disabilities Placed Into Jobs

On July 24, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that since 2011, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and its partner CareerSource Florida have connected 44,179 individuals with disabilities with job opportunities. Governor Scott also issued a proclamation recognizing July 26th as Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Awareness Day. Governor Scott said, “We have made important […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Companies Report Over $150 Million in Total Sales From the Paris Air Show

On July 24, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that last month’s trade and business development mission to the Paris Air Show resulted in $151 million in total projected export sales for 17 Florida aerospace & aviation and defense & homeland security businesses and organizations. While Governor Scott was at the Air Show, he announced more […]

Gov. Scott Highlights Efforts to Fight Human Trafficking

On July 23, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

~ Ceremonially Signs Four Bills to Support Survivors of Human Trafficking ~ MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted efforts Florida is taking to combat human trafficking and help victims of these horrendous crimes. Governor Scott ceremonially signed four bills that raises awareness of the signs of human trafficking, protects survivors from further exploitation, […]

Administrative Schedule for July 23, 2015

On July 23, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

Scott & Lopez-Cantera Administrative Schedule for Thursday July 23, 2015

Governor Scott Announces Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Expansion in Jacksonville

On July 22, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

Project will create 100 jobs and a capital investment of $301 million JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. will expand its Jacksonville facility, creating 100 new jobs. The company will also add a capital investment of $301 million. Johnson & Johnson Vision Care is a member […]

Gov. Scott Directs Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Military Troops Killed in Tennessee Shooting

On July 20, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today directed the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff in honor of the five service members who were murdered at recruiting centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee last week.   This is effective immediately throughout the state of Florida until sunset on the […]

Governor Rick Scott: Florida Will Do Everything Possible to Protect Military in Wake of Tennessee Shooting

On July 18, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today released an executive order instructing the Florida Adjutant General to take immediate actions to secure Florida Guardsmen that work in recruiting centers in the wake of the Tennessee shooting where five military members were murdered. The Governor’s executive order directs Florida Adjutant General Michael Calhoun to take three […]

Gov. Scott: Naples Area Adds 6,000 New Jobs Over Year in June 2015

On July 17, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Naples area experienced positive annual job growth with an increase of 6,000 jobs over the year in June 2015. The metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.8 percentage point over the year, from 6.1 percent in June 2014 to 5.3 percent in June 2015.  Florida businesses […]